# How to change the color of bibitems?

I'm showing my references at the end of my beamer presentation.

\documentclass[compress]{beamer}

\begin{document}
\frame{
\begin{thebibliography}{1}\scriptsize
\bibitem{Test} Test, Me, 2015.
\end{thebibliography}
}

\end{document}


I'd like to change the color of every whole \bibitem line to something else, black for example. How can I do that without affecting the rest of my presentation? I've been looking and Googling for hours, but I can't find a way to do it. I tried things like

\setbeamercolor{structure}{fg=black}


and

\setbeamercolor{bibliography item}{fg=black}


but the first one changes about my whole colour palette and the second one doesn't do anything. What am I missing?

• Try with bibliography entry author, bibliography entry title, bibliography entry location and bibliography entry note beamer-template/font/color... Jan 28, 2015 at 5:29

The colour of a bibitem can be set separately for the author, the title and additional fields like location or note.

\documentclass{beamer}

\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry author}{fg=red}
\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry title}{fg=blue}
\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry location}{fg=green}
\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry note}{fg=cyan}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{Example bibliography}
\begin{thebibliography}{3}
\bibitem[{Alpher} et~al.(1948) {Alpher}, {Bethe}, \& {Gamow}]{paper}
Alpher, R. A., Bethe, H. \& Gamow, G.
\newblock{The Origin of Chemical Elements}.
\newblock{\emph{Phys. Rev.}, 73:\penalty0 803--804, Apr. 1948.}
\newblock{doi: 10.1103/PhysRev.73.803}
\end{thebibliography}
\end{frame}

\end{document}